Trucking Accident Causes
Aurora and Denver Trucking Accident Injury Attorney
The All-Too-Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
Although it is highly regulated, the trucking industry has shown a propensity to run afoul of common laws and regulations on a repeated basis. This negligence results in thousands of accidents every year that result in injury, destruction of property, and death. Here is a sampling of causes of recent accidents in which the truck driver and/or the trucking company were found liable:
- Overloaded and/or over-sized trucks, in violation of local statutes.
- Broken/missing safety equipment, including lights, brakes, reflectors, and cabin warning devices.
- Driver error due to recklessness (aggressive behavior, driving too fast for conditions), fatigue (failure to heed mandatory rest regulations), criminal activity (drug use), or inadequate training or experience.
- Failure to obey common rules of the road.
- Previously-sanctioned drivers committing repeat offenses.
These are just a few of the more common causes, and these types of accidents happen every day across the United States.
Even though trucking companies have a responsibility to adequately train their drivers and keep their trucks in safe working condition, they do not always live up to this expectation. When trucking companies fail to perform the necessary safety inspections, overwork their truck drivers, inadequately train their drivers or fail to comply with state and federal trucking regulations, they can be held liable for your trucking accident and for any injuries you sustained.
If you or someone you love was involved in a trucking accident, it is important to seek legal representation immediately. Trucking companies often have large legal firms at their disposal. These firms are dedicated to protecting their client’s assets and limiting their liabilities. As such, you need an experienced and aggressive Colorado trucking accident attorney on your side—to protect your rights and fight for compensation you deserve. Call today for a free consultation.
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